Kim Hunter, 2019 Betsy Plank Honoree

Hunter, Kim

Kim L. Hunter brings 36 years of corporate and agency experience in the advertising, marketing, and public relations industries. During his career, Hunter has founded three enterprises, all of which are privately held: LAGRANT COMMUNICATIONS, The LAGRANT Foundation, and KLH & Associates.

Hunter served 18+ years as a corporate director for SCAN Health Plan, a Medicare Advantage plan with $2 billion in annual revenue and 1,000 employees. As corporate director, Hunter currently serves on two committees –Corporate Governance and Quality & Customer Experience.  Hunter has served on all other committees including the Audit & Compliance, Finance, and Compensation committees, as well as, chairing both the Corporate Governance and Public Review committees.

To stay abreast of leading trends and practices that define corporate governance, Hunter is a fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the highest level of credentialing for corporate directors and corporate governance professionals.

For 18 years, Hunter has attended the NACD Global Board Leaders’ Summit. Hunter has spoken on panels on emerging governance issues and how to prepare for the challenges and opportunities that will impact boardrooms in the future.  He served on both the “Strategy and Risk” and “Board / C-Suite Expectations” panels during NACD’s Global Board Leaders’ Summit. The “Strategy and Risk” panel focused on leading practices for overseeing a company’s risk management activities and capitalizing on the critical link between strategy and risk. The “Board / C-Suite Expectations” panel focused on best practices to narrow the potential gaps in information between directors and C-suite officers, including what directors should expect to receive in reports and deeper questions directors can ask of, non-core C-suite officers.

Hunter also serves as a board member of the local NACD Pacific Southwest Chapter.  He serves on the nominating & governance and member engagement committees. As a director of NACD Pacific Southwest Chapter, Hunter serves as an ambassador of exemplary board leadership, and works to advance the mission, goals, and priorities of the growing chapter. Additionally, Hunter has held high-ranking leadership positions for a variety of nonprofit organizations including the American Cancer Society, among others.

A recognized leader in the communications and marketing industry, The Holmes Report recognized Hunter with an Individual Achievement SABRE Awardand named him as one of In2’s Innovator 25. He also received PRWeek’s PR Professional of the Year- Agency Honorable Mention.Hunter is also the recipient of the Distinguished ServiceAwardby Arthur W. Page Society, Diversity Distinction in PRAward by PRWeek, and PRWeek’s 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018“The 50 Most Powerful People in PR.” In addition, Hunter has been inducted into PRWeek’s 2017 “Hall of Fame”.

Hunter has a master’s degree in International Management from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a minor in Cultural Anthropology, from the University of Washington in Seattle.


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